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Mesh surgeon investigated by NHS trust in Bristol

A surgeon who carried out mesh surgery that left women in severe pain is being investigated by his NHS trust. Tony Dixon, who is based in Bristol, uses a technique known as mesh rectopexy to fix bowel problems, often caused by childbirth. Several women are considering legal action after being treated by him. Mr Dixon said he was unable to […]

Hospitals in England to ban ‘super-size’ chocolate bars

“Super-sized” chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, NHS England says. Sweets and chocolate sold in hospitals should be 250 calories or under, the head of the body says. Under the plans, most “grab bags” will be banned – with hospitals given a cash boost for facilitating the change. The proposals would also see […]

Woman killed in Birmingham ‘domestic’ stabbing

A woman has been killed in a “domestic incident” at a house in Birmingham, police say. The 49-year-old was stabbed at an address in Washwood Heath at about 16:00 BST. Emergency services attended but the woman died at the scene. A man, 46, was arrested on suspicion of murder. West Midlands Police said officers were not looking for anyone else […]